Husband charged with murdering his wife, setting fire to their house


Web Editor - Nick Miller

MCCRACKEN COUNTY, Ky.  - McCracken County Sheriff's Detectives have arrested 55 year-old Keith Griffith for the murder of his wife of 36 years.

His wife, 55 year-old Julie Griffith, was found dead in her home at 307 Tudor Boulevard in Reidland, Kentucky, after a fire was reported at their home on January 17th by a passerby.

An autopsy was performed later that day and confirmed to investigators that foul play was involved in her death. The exact cause of death is not being released at this time.

Sheriff Jon Hayden reports that more than 1,000 man hours have been devoted to this investigation and that detectives uncovered a "mountain of evidence" that led to his arrest.

Keith Griffith is officially charged with murder, arson, tampering with physical evidence, and two counts of cruelty to animals. He is being lodged at the McCracken County Regional Jail on a one million dollar cash bond.